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British Cycling launches new team for young women riders

British Cycling launches new team for young women riders

Team Breeze will provide road and track racing opportunities for female academy riders A new women’s cycling team was launched today with the aim of developing British Cycling’s (BC) Academy riders.

Team Breeze, which will race on the road and track, will make their debut at tomorrow’s Revolution Series at the National Cycling Centre in Manchester.

Providing racing opportunities for more of BC’s young women riders, Team Breeze forms part of the organisation’s #WeRide strategy, with the aim of inspiring a million more women to cycle at all levels of the sport by 2020.

Minister for Sport, Tracey Crouch, said: "British Cycling has made great progress in encouraging thousands more women to get on their bikes and the launch of Team Breeze is another exciting development for women’s cycling.

“Not only will this help bring talented British women riders through but it can also help inspire the next generation of women cyclists. I wish Team Breeze the best of luck with their track debut in Manchester this weekend."

BC’s Academy is a developmental programme for talented young riders, with Team Breeze riders drawn from the Academy’s endurance programme.Team Breeze rider, Emily Nelson, who won two medals last weekend at the UCI Track Cycling […]

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